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on the telephone. he was sending john mccallum, the cia director of the center of intelligence come he would send john, who was very tight in the republican politics at this point, she would send him to advise. whenever there were -- he was reading the congressional leaders a was a bipartisan. he wasn't getting the democratic leaders on the phones giving them privileged information so he was very careful to be bipartisan in his political. >> host: i have to say when the tape recordings on the discussions emerged, they suggested that jfk and the advisers were not so much fearful or not so fearful that if they accept a public trade that this would appear weak to the american domestic political audience is that they would appear weak to nato. that they get the trade and ally were sacrificed and allied's interest that the net result was the same the deal was kept secret even in the end. >> guest: that's right if you are in a moment of crisis like this trying to negotiate things like how to get out of the crisis to train missiles and things you want yourself to be in the strongest possible position. a
director, director of central intelligence, john mccohen, tight in republican party politics at this point, sent him to brief eisenhower. whenever there were -- he was briefing congressional leaders, it was a bipartisan affair, not getting democratic leaders on the phone giving them privileged information. he was carriful to be bipartisan in the political awareness. >> host: the recordings suggested that jfk and the advisers were not so much fearful or at least not so unfearful that if they accepted a public trade if that would appear weak to american domestic political audiences, but appear weak to nato they betrayed aen ally or sacrificed an ally's interest, and, you know, but the net result was the same that the deal was kept secret in the end. >> guest: exactly, yeah, that's right. if you're in a moment of crisis like this trying to negotiate things like how to get out of the crisis, whether to trade missiles or anything like that, you, naturally, want to be in the strongest possible position, and you don't do that by volunteering information or volunteering things that are potentially
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